The Bristol Gay Scene is vibrant and varied with many venues catering for all tastes – be that a quiet drink with your friends, or a full on cheesy dance marathon.
Venues are around two main areas of the city, just minutes both east and west from the main shopping and tourist districts :
The Old Market Gay Village offers a wide range of venues from specialist venues such as the Bear Bar, Cabaret can be found at The Palace, and good quality food & drink at The Old Market TavernBEER.
Central Gay Village caters more for the clubbers with the popular clubs QueenShilling & OMG keeping Bent company for those wishing a drink or two ..
Don’t Tell Your Mother
Monthly indie-pop LGBT+ friends night. Hang out at the popular bar, dance your socks off, or relax out on the terrace. Comes into its own in the Summer months, when the bustling friendly vibe extends into the yard. When: Currently first Saturday of the month at The Phoenix.
ESDR / Eat Sleep Drag Repeat
Catch the best of the Drag Scene, with this Ru Paul-inspired night at Queenshilling. LGBT+ friends welcome.
Queer house, disco & art take centre stage with Horseplay, a creative, popular night that roams across the city. Although open to all, the night proves most popular with Gay men and their friends.